Strawberry-Mint Lemonade

The secret to this sangria-inspired (nonalcoholic) sipper is a mint- and berry-infused simple syrup with lots of fresh fruit and mint to finish.

Strawberry-Mint Lemonade
Photo: Victoria Pearson
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
80 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 cup sliced fresh strawberries

  • 1 ½ cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 3 cup cold water

  • 8 - 9 lemons (1/2 tsp. zest, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups juice)

  • Lemon slices

  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. For simple syrup: In a large saucepan combine 3 cups water, the sliced strawberries, and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chopped mint; cover and let steep 30 minutes. Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain syrup to remove mint and berries. Let cool.

  2. In a pitcher combine 3 cups cold water, the simple syrup, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add lemon slices along with additional strawberry slices and mint leaves. Chill up to 4 hours before serving. Serves 8.

Tips

For a sweeter, more kid-friendly version of this summertime sipper, you'll want to stick to the 1 1/2 cups lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
33g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 51.1mg 256%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 160mg 3%
Folate, total 27.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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